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The Resource Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander

Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander

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Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific
Title
Bloody Ridge and beyond
Title remainder
a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and the author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call. On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 marines on the island. But the marines positioned on the ridge were no normal fighters. They were tough, hard-fighting men of the Edson's Raiders, an elite fighting unit within an already elite U.S. Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness, and submitted to a rigorous training program to weed out those less fit, they were the Marine Corps's best of the best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines--commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin 'Red Mike' Edson--fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave of attacking Japanese soldiers were repelled by the Raiders, who knew that defeat and retreat were simply not possible options. But in the end, the defenders had prevailed against the odds. Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MvI
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Groft, Marlin
Dewey number
940.54/265933
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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Alexander, Larry
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  • Groft, Marlin
  • United States
  • Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marines
Label
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From "Skinhead" to Raider -- Training and Deployment -- The Blood Oath -- The Perfect Raid -- "This is where they'll hit" -- "They'll be back" -- "I'll shoot any man who heads for the rear" -- "This place is lousy with Nips" -- Back to the Matanikau -- Rest and Refit -- The Dragons Peninsula -- "You are covering our withdrawal" -- Reassignment -- "I hear the rumble of heavy guns" -- "For we're the last of the Raiders" -- Epilogue: Bloody Ridge : August 2002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425273005
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific, Marlin Groft and Larry Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From "Skinhead" to Raider -- Training and Deployment -- The Blood Oath -- The Perfect Raid -- "This is where they'll hit" -- "They'll be back" -- "I'll shoot any man who heads for the rear" -- "This place is lousy with Nips" -- Back to the Matanikau -- Rest and Refit -- The Dragons Peninsula -- "You are covering our withdrawal" -- Reassignment -- "I hear the rumble of heavy guns" -- "For we're the last of the Raiders" -- Epilogue: Bloody Ridge : August 2002
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425273005
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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